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Poster: stilldead77 Date: May 14, 2009 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Polls From LL

Whats yer favorite 80's regular rotation encore

-- US Blues
-- Brokedown Palace
-- One More Saturday Night
-- Baby Blue
-- Day Job
-- Sugar Magnolia
-- Mighty Quinn

* I'll have to go with Mighty Quinn, just love that song. Brokedown was the winner over at LL on this one.

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Poll: Favorite Dead Reading

-- "Living With The Dead" -- Scully
-- "Searching for the Sound -- Lesh
-- "A Long Strange Trip" -- McNally
-- "Home Before Daylight" -- Parish
-- "The Music Never Stopped -- Jackson
-- "Captain Trips" -- Troy
-- "The Dead" -- Harrison
-- "Grateful Dead Gear" -- Jackson

* Though I have not read all of these, I doubt any could top Phil's book for me. I love listening to the audio. Most people chose this one too.

What do y'all think?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 14, 2009 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

Brokedown Palace. Beautiful song

favorite book isn't on the list - the one by Robert Greenfield because it's not sugar coated and you get a good sense of who the man was. I've read so much about the band that it's hard to weed through the same retelling of events just to get to something you didn't know. Phils book was weird for me, maybe it's the drinking but you get the idea that he's on the same page as Tell and Cliff. 2/3 of the book is through 68 then practically straight to Brent and the end. Could it be that the band doesn't feel as I do that 72-77 are their most musically brilliant years? Skully's book is a drag I think. Yeah we all know that Jerry's smacked out but Skullys timeline is all over the place.

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Poster: BongWzrd Date: May 14, 2009 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

I said the same thing about Phil's book!! It seemed like we spent very few pages on the eary 70's and BAM we are at 75' Hiatus where Phil talks about drinking all day long-Then BAM, we are in the 80's????

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2009 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

he was DRUNK and can't remember those years. Hence, the "donor rap".

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 15, 2009 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

I thought he got Hepatitis from sharing needles in the early methadrine days, not that alchohol didn't make the problem worse.

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Poster: BongWzrd Date: May 14, 2009 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

Brokedown for sure, the rest of the tunes are kinda boring to me (MQ was in second)......

As far as the books, I have only read Phil's so I will go with that.....I really need to get Rock Scully's book since I heard it was pretty cool.....

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Poster: BataviaSparky Date: May 14, 2009 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

BB all day - check out 2-20-82 GOOSEBUMPS

This post was modified by BataviaSparky on 2009-05-15 00:54:55

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: May 15, 2009 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

Batavia,

You want goosebumps - check out BB -

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-04-17.sbd.bertha-ashley.23933.sbeok.shnf

Sounds like another very good version till the "Dead you left" - What got into Garcia? Is this an anniversary of someone's death? Never did figure it out - but it is awfully scary and chilling. Turns it into a great version.

Hope you like

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: May 14, 2009 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

BB for sure!!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: May 14, 2009 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

As much as I love Brokedown, I have to go with It's All Over Now, Baby Blue. I saw almost all of my shows between 79-82, and Brokedown was pretty regular during those years, but they had just brought back Baby Blue and it was still special.

4-17-1982 is my all-time favorite version - also a great show all the way through

The only book I've read besides Phil's is Blair Jackson's bio Garcia and I thought it was pretty darn good. I enjoyed Phil's book more, though, because it was a little peek inside Phil's head.

This post was modified by fenario80 on 2009-05-14 23:37:08

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Poster: The Other One The Middle One Date: May 15, 2009 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

Just finished Scully's book. It was ok. Phil's book could have been great but it wasn't.

I'm looking for a book that says Hey this is what it was like onstage that night. I want to know what happened backstage and onstage. Perhaps those memories know longer exist. Is there such a book?

WHAT I don't want to read again is about Bobby throwing water balloons! "And the heat came 'round and..."

TOOTMO

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Poster: Estimated Pete Date: May 14, 2009 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

I put my vote in for Quinn. Wonder why Knockin' didn't make the list? Sure heard a lot of those. Funny how Sugar Mag made the list. Weird, since it wasn't really an '80's encore tune.

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Poster: barongsong Date: May 16, 2009 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

I voted for BB but Quinn and Brokedown were very close seconds. Funny I never liked US Blues as an encore but thought it was great as a first set closer or just about anywhere else. I think the Day Job and Sugar Mag were thrown in there as placebo type answers to sort out the riff raff. I do however agree that Knockin and also Black Muddy should have been included for any real poll like this.
Oh and Ive only read the Phil Book so far and while it was fun I agree also that it was lacking in detail on post 70 stuff. Anyway if you want to read a good rock star book read Dylans Chronicles. Actually has some Dead related stuff in it about the 87 Dylan reemergence.

This post was modified by barongsong on 2009-05-16 16:38:57

This post was modified by barongsong on 2009-05-16 16:41:35

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: May 14, 2009 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

good point, my vote would be for Knockin' as well

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 14, 2009 8:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

I think I got too many OMSnights, and USBlues in the mid 70s...and JBGoode. Those got old, at least listening to the shows on tapes, but at the time I never really thought about it to be honest. Would've like BDPal.

On the books, I still haven't read Phils...

Guess I'd like it from the comments above!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: May 14, 2009 9:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

USBlues was okay, i didn't mind it, but i b'lieve i dismissed OMSN the first time i heard it; haven't read any of those books myself, i've been in one of those dead-authors-only modes for the past forever

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2009 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polls From LL

Can't say re reading since haven't read them all.

Re encore, I'll also go with Mighty Quinn as was less expected and great fun on few occasions I heard it. Great chorus singalong. Sent you out on a high. U.S. Blues is a tune that has grown on me in recent years, but was way overplayed, along with Baby Blue, as an encore for shows I went to [although I love baby blue as a tune]. Day Job is best left unmentioned.